About Get involved
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- What is a consultation?
- How can I have my say?
- Can I have my say about anything?
- Do I have to answer all questions?
- Can I be notified about the outcome of a consultation?
- Will everyone be able to see my response?
- What happens to my response if I ask for it to be published on the website?
- What if I want to change or add to my response?
- What are my responses used for?
Moderators and the acceptable use policy
- What is a moderator?
- What is the acceptable use policy?
- What happens to my responses if they don't meet the acceptable use policy?
Personal and contact details
- Do I have to give my personal details?
- Do I need an email address to have my say?
- What if my contact details change?
A consultation is a way to get feedback from the public so we can make policy decisions that benefit the community. A consultation will target a specific issue, and usually runs for 4–6 weeks. After the consultation closes, we will make a decision that takes all our information sources into account.
First, you should read the background on the issue to find out why we want your feedback. You might also like to read what others have said.
Next, tell us what you think about the issue by answering the questions as completely as you can.
Get Involved is where we seek feedback on specific issues, but you can bring related matters to our attention as part of this.
Questions you must answer are marked with a red asterisk (*). Otherwise, you can choose to answer only questions relevant to you.
Yes. You’ll be asked whether you want to be notified.
We prefer that your response is published so that the broad range of opinions about an issue is understood. However, if you want it to be confidential, you can choose not to publish it. Some consultations deal with sensitive issues and we may decide to summarise responses rather than publish them individually. Unless stated otherwise, your personal information will not be displayed.
To be published, responses must meet our acceptable use policy. Depending on the consultation, your response may be published immediately or after being reviewed by a moderator.
You cannot make changes to responses once they are submitted. However, if your views change, you can submit a new response.
All responses, published and unpublished, are considered when making policy decisions. By choosing to be notified when a decision is made, you can find out how your response was used.
A moderator reviews all responses to make sure they comply with our acceptable use policy. Moderators will not change the intent of your response in any way.
The acceptable use policy ensures responses are acceptable for general public viewing.
It will be considered as part of the decision-making process, but will not be published. If you provide your email address, we will notify you if your response is moderated.
Sometimes. To keep you informed about a consultation, we will need your contact details.
Read our privacy statement for details.
For some consultations, yes. If you want your response published on this website, you will need one so we can inform you if it is published or moderated.
Change your contact details by emailing us. You need to provide both your old and new contact details and the consultation you subscribed to.